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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Oct 7, 2010 9:31pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

we support .srt (SubRip format) files
upload 1 or more to any item you like! 8-)

--tracey, archive staff

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Poster: Almansi Date: May 31, 2012 2:45pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

Tracey, that's great, thanks! Out of curiosity, do you know since when the Internet Archive has supported closed captions?

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: May 31, 2012 3:20pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

since feb 2009, at least.

it hasn't been well documented, but it's been working since then.

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Poster: cwilkinson Date: Jan 8, 2015 11:07am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

Hi,
I am looking for information on the status of any current closed captioning supported on archive.org?
Are scc files supported?
If so, how does one go about uploading them for access to the viewer?
Thanks for any info. you might be able to share!

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Jan 9, 2015 7:25am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

just .srt files
( http://archive.org/help/video.php )

are .scc convertable?

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 27, 2015 12:35pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

While the site's own player may only support .srt files, users may need other formats for other contexts. For example, .vtt files are the preferred format for html5 video.

For "The Speckled Band (1931)" [https://archive.org/details/SpeckledBand] I have subtitle files in many formats. How can I upload them and associate them with the video? Here’s what I have:

- SubRip Subtitles (.srt)
- WebVTT (.vtt and .2014.vtt)
- QuickTime Captions (.qt.txt and .qt.smil)
- QuickTime TeXML subtitles (.qt.xml)
- Windows Media Player captions (.smi and .asx)
- Clean Text Transcript (.clean.txt)
- Raw Text Transcript with Markers (.txt) (CaptionSync)

I see the UPLOAD button but I don't see a way to associate my files with an existing entry.

Thanks.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 27, 2015 3:26pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

i'd need to check more but afaik we only support .srt for the video player. you would use [filename].srt where [filename] is the name of the video file.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 30, 2015 8:49am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

If I just upload SpeckledBand.srt will it automatically be associated and listed on the movie's page?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 30, 2015 9:50am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

i don't see that you've created any items on the site.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 30, 2015 9:53am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

Jeff, I haven't uploaded anything yet. I'm trying to. I'm looking for guidance. Please help me. I don't want to just upload ten files blindly. I read the FAQ and didn't find the answers.

I have 10 text files that I'd like to associate with The Speckled Band (1931), which is already on the site. MAY I DO THAT? HOW DO I DO THAT? Should I just upload the files? Do files associate automatically somehow? Does someone else match them up after the fact? I don't want to just upload them into limbo.

I want to contribute. Please tell me what I need to do or point me to the relevant instructions.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 31, 2015 10:10am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

you can only add or modify files in item pages that you have created.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 31, 2015 11:43am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

That's new info. I didn't know that. Thank you.

I'll ask my original question again, and please, bear with me. I'm trying to be helpful.

I have files that others might want, subtitles to one of Archive's movies in many formats, as well as a clean transcript. I want to share them. How can I do that?

Nobody is answering that fundamental question. HOW can I contribute my files? I'm about to give up.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 31, 2015 12:18pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

we do appreciate contributions and do try to help.

this is what i would suggest:
1. upload your [filename].srt files to individual pages and use metadata very similar to the movie item you wish them to be used with/in. you can even post a link to the movie in the description field.
2. go to the page where the movie is and leave a review with your offer and a link to the page with the file.

the uploader of the movie will be notified that there is a new review and they may choose to download your file and upload it to their movie item.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 31, 2015 12:35pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

Thank you, Jeff. Fabulous instructions. My files have been uploaded here, and I posted a review, per your recommendation.

https://archive.org/details/SpeckledBandSubtitles

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 31, 2015 12:43pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

cool. i hope they decide to use it. thanks again.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Apr 15, 2015 8:26am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

We changed the license to "CC Attribution" so we no longer want to move the subtitles to the movie page. I'm just noting that here for completeness.

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Poster: ToddS8 Date: Mar 30, 2015 9:44am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

I understand that the player here at archive.org only supports .srt files, but when the video is used in different contexts, other formats are required. The files may be worthwhile for others. Can they be uploaded just as additional resources? We'd like to contribute to the community.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Mar 31, 2015 7:32am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Closed caption subtitles

yes you can add more, they'll be politely ignored by our system.
the one we use is indeed .srt and it's documented briefly here:

http://archive.org/help/video.php

(look for .srt)